So I was discussing with a Trendit team member about how the 'fashion icon' label is a hard one to dish out and even harder to define. Who is a fashion icon and how can we all agree on these icons when we are all so varied in our sense of fashion and expression. Surely, no one person should be given such a title without being vetted by every fashion corner of the globe because can you really be an icon if nobody identifies with you as such? (deep stuff for Sunday evening right?)
Well in this post I'm going to share a few acclaimed icons with you, either by way of my own opinion, or the opinion of other individuals, brands and magazines.
Victoria Beckham is someone I and plenty of other fashion blogs, deem a fashion icon. Her style, effortless chic, clean lines and heels all day every day. I don't know what it is about her that oozes class. Her recent jump into the fashion industry also adds to her fashion icon status, I mean, from spice girl to mother to fashion mogul, she's covered it all.
Also, nobody can rock black the way Victoria can. With her many textures, clean lines and tailoring, it's no wonder Harpers Bazaar dubbed her the 'poster girl for work-wear chic'.
Edgy, risky and just downright cool. Model Jourdan has a youthful style that seems accessible to everyone. Why is she a style icon I hear you ask? For the exact reasons stated above plus the fact that she is a young black woman who is excelling in the industry while taking care of her young son. To all those young women who think they can't break through barriers that life gives, think again and look at Mz Dunn to show you how it's done. You can break barriers and look good while doing it! think again and look at Mz Dunn to show you how it's done. You can break barriers and look good while doing it!
Alex Chung has featured on pretty much every 'icon' and 'fashion favourite' list that I've read, and I'd have to agree. Alexa has been stylish for what seems like forever. With her white collars, cool shirts, masculine outerwear and dazzling dresses, Alexa brings a calmness to the fashion industry. n industry.
I wouldn't have put Skepta on a fashion icon list myself. However, he seems to be the talk of the time within the music and fashion industry.
"I've continued to name Skepta as the best-dressed British male for four years now. He continues to evolve as an icon, and it's clear to see how his moves, words and look trickle down - and everyone wants to be involved. I hope they all understand he is not a trend: he is an icon of a generation." Astrid Andersen, fashion designer
Yes Yes, I know, husband and wife in the same icon post! but this entry is totally valid because everyone agrees, from GQ to Fashion Beans best dressed of 2017.
His style is impeccable. If you don't agree with me, check out his outfit at the royal wedding of Meghan and Harry, flawless.........
Tinie is swarve and experimental with his fashion. There rarely a dull moment with him.
A quote directly from 'theidleman.com'
One of the biggest artists to come out of the UK, Tinie Tempah has made a name for himself, not only in the music industry, but amongst the fashion crowds as well. Known for his experimental yet always smart style, Tinie Tempah is definitely one of the best dressed men in the world right now.
Those are my top fashion icons of now and possibly for the next few years.
Let me know if you like my choices, if you agree or better still, if you have a celeb in mind who would be best suited to the title of 'fashion icon'.
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